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by Virgo
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ka Dag Chen Po
Replies: 21
Views: 2070

Re: Ka Dag Chen Po

Yontan wrote:Where did you hear the term "ka dag chen po"
Namdrol
by Virgo
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ka Dag Chen Po
Replies: 21
Views: 2070

Ka Dag Chen Po

Hi,

I was wondering if the state of Ka dag chen po is realized by those who attain enlightenment (via Dzogchen) at the time of death in the sidpai bardo, or just by those that attain that attain jalu, the body of light.

Thank you,

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear

Well I would hope it would be cheaper than nuclear power! You can make an incredible amount of energy with little effort with nuclear plants but just imagine the costs of maintenance. Also: "850,000 square miles of land that could yield high levels of wind energy. This makes the U.S. something of a ...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Thank you for your advice. Best wishes. I wrote a post to you last night, but it was late and I didn't feel it was complete or edited well so I erased it. Basically what I said is understanding emptiness has to do with analysis. You seem to be really focused on that, which is a god thing; however, ...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen: For the novice?
Replies: 39
Views: 3989

Re: Tonglen: For the novice?

No one will teach you Tonglen better than Ribur Rinpoche in the recorded teaching I linked to. He explains the history of the teaching, the lineage, he explains each of the nine steps in detail, all the preperations to the meditation, even sweeping the room first, and so forth It is complete. You c...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen: For the novice?
Replies: 39
Views: 3989

Re: Tonglen: For the novice?

No one will teach you Tonglen better than Ribur Rinpoche in the recorded teaching I linked to. He explains the history of the teaching, the lineage, he explains each of the nine steps in detail, all the preperations to the meditation, even sweeping the room first, and so forth It is complete. You ca...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Recognizing Rigpa bypasses things such as recognizing emptiness, which by it's nature must be a recognition of mind. Bypasses or includes? What is Ripa then? Some eternal shining aspect of mind? No. Besides, one doesn't have to understand the term. One arrives at Rigpa through practicing the Gurus ...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Recognizing Rigpa bypasses things such as recognizing emptiness, which by it's nature must be a recognition of mind. That is what one learns from the Sample Wisdom. Coordinating ones body, speech, and mind with this fact, is the activity. Dzogchen is beyond any other Buddhist practice, for this very...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen: For the novice?
Replies: 39
Views: 3989

Re: Tonglen: For the novice?

Yet again, esotericism trumps Buddhism. Chaz has good advice. A CD is no sub for a teacher. Yet, I respectfully disagree with him on this point. For a practice like this, there is no rule that one must receive from a teacher. All you need is a text or a good book that explains it in some detail. Th...
by Virgo
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen: For the novice?
Replies: 39
Views: 3989

Re: Tonglen: For the novice?

Because the lives of sentient beings that take rebirth in the six realms are all interconnected, all beings have been your mother in past lives. They have nurtured you and cared for you, taking care of you. They have gone through pains of birth to deliver you. They have taught you everything. They h...
by Virgo
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 721
Views: 57806

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

By definition, an Arhat aroused from samadhi should be capable of meditation in the womb and are the very definition of the 2nd class of tulku (not that I'm trying to drag that debate in here) - the intentional rebirth of an Arya Bodhisattva - the Arhat was roused and then taught by a Buddha and th...
by Virgo
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

However, there is no gaurantee that one will realize emptiness merely through practicing tregchö. Of this reason then, practices such as tummo, etc. are also recommended. N Ok NOW I am starting to get this. Based on this comment, realizing emptiness is some special tantric gnosis having to do with ...
by Virgo
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

yeah no I am right Path of seeing = first bhumi = third vision (seeing nonconceptual appearances) = realizing emptiness When you literally see ******* deities in the third vision, don't you consider that nonconceptual apperances?! What I am not totally keen on is your usage of the term "nonconceptu...
by Virgo
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Actually you have to tack on something else: Path of seeing = first bhumi = third vision (seeing nonconceptual appearances) = realizing emptiness No, no, no. The path of seeing is available to any Mahayanist or Vajraynist. The Third Vision, isn't about seeing with nonceptual awareness. It is about ...
by Virgo
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Does path of seeing = realizing emptiness or not? In Mahayana, yes. Sorry. You edited your post: So basically: Path of seeing = first bhumi = third vision = realizing emptiness Path of seeing does equal first bhumi, and the realization of emptiness. However the third vision is strictly a Dzogchen t...
by Virgo
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to know a teachers level of realization?
Replies: 78
Views: 5411

Re: How to know a teachers level of realization?

Heruka wrote: it dawned on me that i had become invisible.... :rolling: but it wasnt that at all.
Your not the only one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEq5U3sG ... re=related
by Virgo
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

You know fellows, although this discussion is quite interesting, these are the sort of questions one should ask to a Dzogchen master or, at least, an advanced practitioner. I say this not to dismiss your attainments in any way, that may very well be deeper and more meaningful than mine, but to avoi...
by Virgo
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 21302

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

. A genuine experience of emptiness and a genuine experience of rigpa are the same - this experience is glimpsed during direct transmission from teacher to student. Hi Andrew, As I understand it (open to correction): Actually, the experience of emptiness and the experience of rigpa are not the same...
by Virgo
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Great Perfection/Heart Sutra Sadhana
Replies: 14
Views: 1576

Re: Great Perfection/Heart Sutra Sadhana

gregkavarnos wrote:Ooooopssss! I thought you were refering to the Pathgate text which only has the Tibetan transliteration!

Thank you!
:namaste:
Great. The Tibetan text is interspersed with the Enlgish translation, line by line, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 3130

Re: Delusion

Hi, it is sixteen consecutive mental cognitions through the four noble truths. N I understand. Thank you Loppon. The descriptions are actually probably very similar, though I don't know. In Theravada the path moment refers specifically to one congnition that performs the function of uprooting or ab...

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